Children who practice piano deemed more successful as adults

Many of us may know how to tickle the ivories on the digital piano, and play the odd tune. Some of us may not have the first clue. Others may have been learning as a child. New research has now shown that those who did have lessons as children, tend to go on to be more succesful later on in life.

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Learning piano has been proven to be beneficial in adult life

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Why learning musical instruments is so beneficial

If you’re a musician of any sort, then you’ll probably agree that learning to play a musical instrument is fun. It can be hours of entertainment, wether you are a student at school learning digital piano, in a band on the guitar, or just taking up a hobby. It does, however, come with so many other benefits.

 

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tickling the ivories – but why is learning how to play an instrument so rewarding?

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Robot piano can play any song of its own accord

It can play over 400 songs with the swipe of a finger. Eidelweiss, the Cambridge company that brought to you the worlds first design-your-own digital piano, have upped their game. Meet the robot piano. The Eidellweis Self Play uses a designated iPod with a vast back catalogue, and it plays the tunes.

 

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Enjoying the music – Cambridge shoppers dance along to self-playing piano

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Digital Pianos – the lowdown

Musics always changing. Digital pianos are the present and future. They are everywhere you go, wether you realise is or not. But what makes the digital piano so much superior to that of its predessors?  As Bob Dylan said, the times are a changing, and more and more people are choosing digital over acoustic. The facts are simple, really. Below are the highlighted reasons why you, too, should join the digital piano era.

 

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Digital piano – the way forward.

 

 

 

 

 

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80’s replica Synth app released for iOs

If you’re a fan of synthesizers, you’ll know that Chase were infamous for the selling of them throughout the 1980’s – the synth decade. If you’re also a fan of apps, you may also be aware that the likes of Korg already have their own synthesizer app for iOs.

Now, however, there is a new kid on the block. New York-based group Electro-Harmonix have introduced the Mini-Synthesizer EH-1600  to iPhone and iPad, which is basically a digital re-creation of an authentic 80’s analog synth.

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Sweet synth-phony…Electro-Harmonicks recreate 80s snyth for iPad and iPhones

 

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Musical movement helps teach piano

Musical movement at your fingertips. That’s how the company behind this revolutionary new concept describe it. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the digital piano in a fun and new-age way, then look no further than Andante. Learn to play the keys by watching these dancing holograms quite literally walk across the keys.

 

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Musical movement at your fingertips – holograms help teach piano

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Piano keys replaced by futuristic design

When you think of your average, run-of-the-mill digital piano, you think, of course, first and foremost of the keys. Those dazzling black and white ivories, tinkling away. However, the future is here, and it has different ideas. Meet the Seaboard Grand. The futuristic keyless digital piano, that uses continuous touch ‘key-waves’. The fretless piano of the future.

 

Keyless digital piano unveiled
Is it a washboard? Is it a plane? No, it’s a digital piano.

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Homeless man moves crowds to tears

A homeless man in Newcastle has reduced passers-by to tears, and gained a crowd of admirers with his hauntingly beautiful piano renditions. The man, talented 26 year old Alan Donaldson, was frequently spotted lying rough at Newcastle Central train station, owning nothing but a sleeping bag and the clothes he wore. When finally upon being asked to move along by the police, he instead took to the digital piano that lives at the train station and began to play a beautiful rendition of the Beethoven Classic ‘Fur Elise.’

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At home on the piano – a homeless man has reduced crowds to tears in Newcastle

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Talented pianist plays without fingers

You may recently have heard of Alexey Romanov, or indeed, been in awe at his videos gone viral online. Alexy, an inspirational student from Russia, has self-taught himself to master the piano – despite being born without any fingers.

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Inspirational – Alexey Romanov is a self-taught pianist, despite being born with no hands

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Music mad Manchester schoolboy wins prestigious award in national competition

A schoolboy from Manchester with a love of jazz music, has won national acclaim in a BBC Young Proms competition after playing a piano piece inspired by his musically gifted Grandfather.

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Critically acclaimed – 15 year old Myles Lavelle Golding wins national aclaims at a BBC Proms music competition.

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